Motorists on the southern Mornington Peninsula are moving closer to the removal of one of the region’s most notorious bottlenecks, with $3.5 million in stage one funding delivered for upgrades to the Mornington Peninsula Freeway.
As part of a 2019 election commitment, the Australian Government has paid $3.5 million to date to the Victorian Government for the planning and development of a business case for the upgrades.
This project will include grade separation and duplication of the Mornington Peninsula Freeway to Boneo Road, pedestrian upgrades and the construction of a flyover at Jetty Road in Rosebud, as well as the installation of sound barriers at levels of high volume between Rosebud and Dromana.
Federal Member for Flinders, the Hon. Greg Hunt MP, said the federal funding means the Victorian Government can get on with the job of delivering these upgrades.
“For years, residents of Rosebud and the southern Peninsula have waited for the Victorian Government to improve traffic flow at the intersection of Jetty Road and the Mornington Peninsula Freeway,” Minister Hunt said. “Ministerial visits to the site ended with a lot of words, but no funding to fix the problem.”
“At the 2019 election, I was proud to secure $75 million for upgrades to the Mornington Peninsula Freeway, including the notorious intersection with Jetty Road in Rosebud. To date, $3.5 million has been delivered to the Victorian Government for these upgrades and I welcome their commitment, following Federal Government investment, to deliver these projects for the local community.”
“The planning phase will undertake traffic modelling, design works, environmental and heritage assessments and I look forward to seeing this project continue to progress.”